fs-copy-file

fs.copyFile ponyfill

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Node.js v8.5.0 fs.copyFile ponyfill.
Asynchronously copies src to dest. By default, dest is overwritten if it already exists. No arguments other than a possible exception are given to the callback function. Node.js makes no guarantees about the atomicity of the copy operation. If an error occurs after the destination file has been opened for writing, Node.js will attempt to remove the destination.
flags is an optional integer that specifies the behavior of the copy operation. It is possible to create a mask consisting of the bitwise OR of two or more values (e.g. fs.constants.COPYFILE_EXCL | fs.constants.COPYFILE_FICLONE).
  • fs.constants.COPYFILE_EXCL - The copy operation will fail if dest already exists.
  • fs.constants.COPYFILE_FICLONE - The copy operation will attempt to create a copy-on-write reflink. If the platform does not support copy-on-write, then a fallback copy mechanism is used.
  • fs.constants.COPYFILE_FICLONE_FORCE - The copy operation will attempt to create a copy-on-write reflink. If the platform does not support copy-on-write, then the operation will fail.

Install

npm i fs-copy-file

API

Create pipe between streams and adds callback wich would be called once whenever everything is done, or error occures.
const copyFile = require('fs-copy-file');

// destination.txt will be created or overwritten by default.
copyFile('source.txt', 'destination.txt', (err) => {
    if (err)
        throw err;
    
    console.log('source.txt was copied to destination.txt');
});

If the third argument is a number, then it specifies flags, as shown in the following example.
const copyFile = require('fs-copy-file');
const { COPYFILE_EXCL } = copyFile.constants;

// By using COPYFILE_EXCL, the operation will fail if destination.txt exists.
fs.copyFile('source.txt', 'destination.txt', COPYFILE_EXCL, callback);

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License

MIT